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Verse (Inactive, code moved to strings gem and repo.)

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Text transformations such as truncation, wrapping, aligning, indentation and grouping of words.

The functionality of this gem has been reimplemented and added to the strings gem @ https://github.com/piotrmurach/strings. The code in this repository is no longer maintained.

Features

  • No monkey-patching String class
  • Simple API that can be easily wrapped by other objects
  • Supports multibyte character encodings such as UTF-8, EUC-JP
  • Handles languages without whitespaces between words (like Chinese and Japanese)
  • Supports ANSI escape codes

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'verse'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install verse

Contents

1 Usage

1.1 Align

Verse::Alignment allows you to align text within a given length:

alignment = Verse::Alignment.new "for there is no folly of the beast\n" +
                                 " of the earth which\n" +
                                 " is not infinitely\n" +
                                 " outdone by the madness of men"

Then using direction out of :right, :left or :center methods and passing width you can align the text:

alignment.align(40, :right) # =>
    "      for there is no folly of the beast\n" +
    "                      of the earth which\n" +
    "                       is not infinitely\n" +
    "           outdone by the madness of men"

Aligning UTF-8 text is also supported:

alignment = Verse::Alignment.new "ラドクリフ\n" +
                                 "、マラソン五輪\n" +
                                 "代表に1万m出\n" +
                                 "場にも含み"

alignment.center(20) # =>
    "     ラドクリフ     \n" +
    "   、マラソン五輪   \n" +
    "    代表に1万m出    \n" +
    "     場にも含み     "

Verse::Alignment works with ANSI escape codoes:

alignment = Verse::Alignment.new "\e[32mthe madness of men\e[0m"
alignment.align(22, :center)
# => "  \e[32mthe madness of men\e[0m  "

1.2 Pad

Verse::Padding provides facility to pad around text with a given padding.

The padding value needs to be one of the following values corresponding with CSS padding property:

[1,1,1,1]  # => pad text left & right with 1 character and add 1 line above & below
[1,1]      # => as above
1          # => as above

You can pad around a single line of text with pad method like so:

padding = Verse::Padding.new("Ignorance is the parent of fear.")

padding.pad([1,1,1,1]) # =>
  "                                  \n" +
  " Ignorance is the parent of fear. \n" +
  "                                  "

In addition, you can pad multiline content:

padding = Verse::Padding.new "It is the easiest thing\n" +
                             "in the world for a man\n" +
                             "to look as if he had \n" +
                             "a great secret in him."

padding.pad([1,1,1,1]) # =>
  "                         \n" +
  " It is the easiest thing \n" +
  " in the world for a man \n" +
  " to look as if he had  \n" +
  " a great secret in him. \n" +
  "                         "

You can also specify UTF-8 text as well:

padding = Verse::Padding.new "ラドクリフ、マラソン"

padding.pad([1,1,1,1]) # =>
  "                      \n" +
  " ラドクリフ、マラソン \n" +
  "                      "

1.3 Replace

Verse::Sanitizer provides ability to sanitize text with unwanted characters. Given a text with line break characters, replace will remove or substitute all occurances of line breaks depending on surrounding context.

sanitizer = Verse::Sanitizer.new
sanitizer.replace("It is not down on any map;\r\n true places never are.")
# => "It is not down on any map; true places never are."

1.4 Truncate

Using Verse::Truncation you can truncate a given text after a given length.

truncation = Verse::Truncation.new "for there is no folly of the beast of the earth " +
                                   "which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men"

Then to shorten the text to given length call truncate:

truncation.truncate(20) # => "for there is no fol…"

Pass in :trailing (by default ) to replace last characters:

truncation.truncate(22, trailing: '... (see more)')
# => "for there...(see more)"

You can also specify UTF-8 text as well:

truncation = Verse::Truncation.new 'ラドクリフ、マラソン五輪代表に1万m出場にも含み'
truncation.truncate(12)   # => "ラドクリフ…"

Verse::Truncation works with ANSI escape codoes:

truncation = Verse::Trucnation.new "I try \e[34mall things\e[0m, I achieve what I can"
truncation.truncate(18)
# => "I try \e[34mall things\e[0m…"

1.5 Wrap

Verse::Wrapping allows you to wrap text into lines no longer than wrap_at argument length. The wrap method will break either on whitespace character or in case of east Asian characters on character boundaries.

wrapping = Verse::Wrapping.new "Think not, is my eleventh commandment; " +
                               "and sleep when you can, is my twelfth."

Then to wrap the text to given length do:

wrapping.wrap(30) # =>
  "Think not, is my eleventh"
  "commandment; and sleep when"
  "you can, is my twelfth."

Similarly, to handle UTF-8 text do:

wrapping = Verse::Wrapping.new "ラドクリフ、マラソン五輪代表に1万m出場にも含み"
wrapping.wrap(8)  # =>
  "ラドクリ"
  "フ、マラ"
  "ソン五輪"
  "代表に1"
  "万m出場"
  "にも含み"

Verse::Wrapping knows how to handle ANSI codes:

wrapping = Verse::Wrapping.new "\e[32;44mIgnorance is the parent of fear.\e[0m"
wrapping.wrap(14) # =>
  "\e[32;44mIgnorance is \e[0m"
  "\e[32;44mthe parent of \e[0m"
  "\e[32;44mfear.\e[0m"

You can also call wrap directly on Verse:

Verse.wrap(text, wrap_at)

Contributing

  1. Fork it ( https://github.com/piotrmurach/verse/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2015-2016 Piotr Murach. See LICENSE for further details.